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Should we take out Cyber Insurance?

We are often asked about how insurance can help in an organisations overall approach to cyber threat. In truth, during the pandemic the insurance companies seemed to

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How Do I Find The Best IT Support Company Near Me?

Trust and quality define the two key factors when it comes to finding the best local IT support companies out there. Getting the decision right first time

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IT Support Services: How To Choose The BEST Company

So you’ve decided your organisation has reached the limits of your existing support resource and it’s time to investigate letting a specialist manage your needs. It’s time

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The Rise and Rise of Smishing

Whilst we must not lose sight of good old fashion Phishing, Spear Phishing and Whaling which still seem to catch out the unwary this weeks news bulletin

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Last Call! 130% Tax Break on New IT kit.

For business, these have been a challenging couple of years and we now have 25% Corporation Tax to look forward to. However, there is a tax concession

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Microsoft Super Patch Tuesday

Yesterday Microsoft released 145 patches to resolve vulnerabilities in its software including 10 that are labelled “Critical”. This unfortunately does not include the PrintNightmare zero-day vulnerability that

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Step One in Protecting Online Assets

Over and over again we see statistics that show that your biggest risk to your network security is a weak or predictable password. Once a Mal-Actor has

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Microsoft Hacked- Are we safe?

In a week where Azure services were particularly targeted by Mal-Actors and Microsoft admitted that the source code for its search engine Bing had been compromised in

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Dump Kaspersky AV -NOW!

Way back in 2017 the National Cyber Security Agency (A UK based arm of GCHQ) issued a warning to government departments to not use Kaspersky Antivirus products.

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Cyberwar- Week 2 of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

We remain on a state of high alert versus a very capable cyber-enemy in Russia. It is of specific concern that the Russian Federation may see the

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Cyberwar- Week 1 of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

So, after weeks of being on high alert to an increased threat from Russian state sponsored hacking groups, things have not really changed much here in the

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82% of British Firms Payout on Ransomware

A sad indictment of the state of British Cyber -Security was published by the BBC this week. Security firm Proofpoint conducted market research that found 82% of

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Parasol -Lessons Learned from Breach

We reported last week about Payroll Umbrella firm Parasol and an encryption attack that caused it to shut down its operations (leaving many contractors unpaid) while it

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Parasol & Brookson – simultaneous cyber attacks.

The umbrella organisations that manage payroll for contractors have become rather cash rich of late and there is no doubt some antipathy from the freelance community having

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Cyber Security and Privacy goes Nuts

This week we read about Gloucester City Council and how they were the subject of a suspected Russian hacker attack using Sleeper Malware that affected their systems

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Welcome to New Controls in Cyber Essentials

IT Ambulance welcomes the changes to the standards set by Cyber Essentials that have now come into force for auditors. Cyber Essentials is the UK Government endorsed

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Dire Risk of Data Wiping Attacks

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has warned of the likelihood of data wiping attacks occurring in the light of an increasingly menacing stance being taken

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Offcom agenda for 2022/23 brings welcome news

Ofcom (the telecoms regulator) announced its agenda for managing the telecoms industry today and buried in the small print are some items that I think we will

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Windows 11, can’t even give it away!

Microsoft’s launch of its Windows 11 Operating system for client machines is not looking very popular with very few businesses saying that they are planning a roll

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A worrying new trend for company officers

A data breach could be devastating or even fatal to your operation. Its a given that your reputation will obviously take a hit, you will suffer the

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Data Security and Privacy

How seriously did your operation take GDPR? ICO are rolling on with eyewatering fines and sanctions for companies that did not take this legislation seriously or failed

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